City of Saratoga Neighborhood Watch

Tips & Trends 

Since the start of 2019, the City has seen an uptick in the number of residential burglaries. A total of 44 burglaries have been recorded in the first half of 2019, with only 33 in the same period last year.

One of the most common ways criminals access homes is through open or unlocked windows, doors, and gates. Protect your home today by making sure your doors, windows, and gates are locked. Never leave a spare key outside your front door. Burglars are quick to check for keys hidden under the doormat, in a false rock, or beneath a flower pot near the door.

 

Neighborhood Watch Annual Gathering

All Neighborhood Watch groups are required to hold and report one gathering per year. Gatherings must be open to the entire Neighborhood Watch group but do not need to be focused on Neighborhood Watch. To stay registered with the City, groups must report their gathering via an online confirmation form before the end of the calendar year.

The City offers a grant of up to $300 that can be used to help offset the cost of an annual gathering. However, you’re not required to hold an elaborate event. A simple get together at a local coffee shop for thirty minutes would suffice.

For more information or to report a gathering, visit the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/neighborhoodwatch

 

Invite the Sheriff's Office to Your Event

The Sheriff’s Office is available to stop by your next Neighborhood Watch event! They can’t wait to meet the people they serve, answer questions, and can even prepare a short presentation to update you on current trends and safety tips. For more info or to invite a member of the Sheriff’s Office to your event, including National Night Out events on August 6, visit the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/neighborhoodwatch

 
 
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